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by garethp1981 on 02 Mar at 19:35
A game of football can be thought of as a three horse race, the three horses being “home win”, “away win” and “draw”. If we look at the Premier League over the previous five seasons, the performances of these ”horses” are as follows. We can see here that by far the most common result is a home win, over the whole of the five seasons (1900 games) there were 882 home wins, meaning this outcome happened 46.4% of the time. H D A H% %D %A 2008-09 173 97 110 45.5 25.5 28.9 2009-10 193 96 91 50.8 25.3 23.9 2010-11 179 111 90 47.1 29.2 23.7 2011-12 171 93 116 45.0 24.5 30.5 2012-13 166 108 106 43.7 28.4 27.9 Overall 882 505 513 46.4 26.6 27.0 Draws and away wins accounted for 26.6% and 27% of the games respectively. Away wins then happened slightly more than draws, but I wouldn’t take this to mean that they always happen more often. Away wins happened just eight times more often that draws over the five season, but over 1900 games I don’t think that this is significant. In two..
Chile Classic Preview
by jimmywomble on 06 Mar at 02:40
Hall to Keep Hot Form Going in Chile The Web.com Tour returns to action this week and heads south again, this time to Chile for the Chile Classic from the Prince of Wales CC in Santiago. This will be the third year of the event and defending champion will be Kevin Kisner. This gets underway relatively early for events on the far side of the Atlantic, so will be underway around 11 am Thursday morning UK tie. The Courses & Past Winners The Prince of Wales CC sits to the north east of the city centre, still well within the city. It’s a parkland course situated with a wooded area so keeping it straight to avoid all the trees on each hole will be vital. With the nice new PGA Tour website I can’t see any course information now..
Cheltenham Festival - My personal betting highlights - Cheltenham 2003
by tbuckley on 03 Mar at 02:00
Cheltenham Festival - My personal betting highlights - Cheltenham 2003 Now as punters we all, apart from the very select few, have generally experienced more betting losses and lows than we have highlights, that's the nature of the game, the honest truth and why bookmakers keep making huge profits every year despite our combined best efforts. Like it or not, losing is part of betting and indeed a seemingly unwritten law in being a punter means that at some point you have to utter the words "if that last horse had just won" or "I was that close to winning".... I'm sure we could all talk about the ones that got away and the ones that would have made the difference but coming up to the Cheltenham Festival, the Olympics of the jump racing scene, positive thought is vital and..
OLBG Mares Hurdle 2014 - Runners and quotes
by drobgod on 05 Mar at 09:19
Those of us lucky enough to be at Cheltenham on Tuesday 11th March will be expecting to witness history being made when Quevega eases to her sixth OLBG Mares Festival success. But is it really that straight forward? Below I give a brief account of Quevega and her main rivals, with comments from their connections as well. Roll on Tuesday I say! QUEVEGA 10 years-old Willie Mullins - Rated 164 This outstanding Mare will be attempting to cement her place in the history books this year by becoming the first horse ever to win the same race six years running at the Cheltenham Festival. She currently shares that honour with Golden Miller who won the Gold Cup five times between 1932 and 1936. She is streets ahead of her rivals on official ratings and if turning up in tip-top shape then history..
Anytime Goalscorers (The Lower League's)
by mercer on 06 Mar at 14:26
I have done quite a couple of anytime goalscorer blogs, which have gone down well so far. I will include the League One, League Two & the Skrill Conference in this one, I tend to look for in form players & players who have good head to head stats against the side they are facing. SKY BET LEAGUE ONE David Mooney (Leyton Orient) Is having a very good season so far, with 16 goals in the league to date . Mooney is in fine form with, 7 goals in his last 13 league matches . Mooney has scored 4 goals in his last 5 away league starts & will be a threat against Notts County & scored against them last season Matt Tubbs (Crawley) Is in hot form since his loan move to Crawley from Bournemouth since middle of January . Tubbs has scored 6 goals in his last..
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March
by tbuckley on 04 Mar at 00:53
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March There are only two more Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings left for 2014 with an amazing, high quality card lined up for this forthcoming Saturday (8th March) and then it all culminates on Saturday 29th March with the Dubai World Cup night. This year on Dubai World Cup night, all the horses, trainers and jockeys from virtually every continent of the world will be competing for a total prize fund of nearly $28 US million dollars with the Group 1 Dubai World Cup itself worth $10 US million dollars, the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Sheema Classic and the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Duty Free the key focal points of the meeting. While the other races on the Dubai World Cup card don't match..
by Micko70 on 01 Mar at 17:48
The Champion Chase is the biggest race of the entire National Hunt season for 2 mile chasers, the race takes place on day 2 (Wednesday) of the Cheltenham Festival. With the recent news of reigning Champion Chaser Sprinter Sacre missing the race, just how open does the race look now? Sprinter Sacre won last years Champion Chase by 19 lengths, beating Sizing Europe with Wishfull Thinking a further 6 lengths back in 3rd place. Sprinter Sacre was pulled up on his seasonal reappearance at Kempton in December a later scan revealed that he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat, Nicky Henderson seemed quietly confident that the horse would be fit enough to take his chance but has since decided against it and will probably not run this season. WIDE OPEN RACE The race now looks wide open and with only 16 horses still remaining, i..
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